BBC expands radio news coverage to counter media blackout in IOK

The British Broadcasting Company has extended the coverage of bleak situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) amid the communication blackout imposed by the Indian administration.

According to reports of Baaghitv, the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) said it will expand shortwave radio news coverage in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) to ease the impact of communication blackout in the valley.

This development comes, following the revocation of Article 370 and Article 35-A, which has stripped the special status of Kashmir and the communication blackout has been imposed by the Indian administration in the scenic valley

The BBC said the number and length of programmes will grow in a variety of languages spoken in the densely populated region.

“Given the shutdown of digital services and phone lines in the region, it’s right for us to try and increase the provision of news on our shortwave radio services,” BBC World Service Director Jamie Angus said in a statement.

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